Archives for the Month of March, 2009
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
The shawl is knitting up quite quickly. The striping pattern of the Poems Sock yarn is quite long, so even though my rows have progressively more stitches, the stripes are still quite apparent. The overall feel of this color combination is a little darker than I had expected, although it may lighten up some once the shawl is blocked. The yarn itself feels great and is easy to work with, so I plan to check out the other lovely colorways.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
I’ve finally swatched the four patterns from Knitting Lace Triangles. The fist pattern I tried was the ripple with size 7 needles. I switched to size 6 needles for the rest of the patterns and liked the result better. All the swatches were made with Poems Sock, mostly colorway 958, but the flower pattern is done in what I think is 957. The color patterns in all these swatches are gorgeous, and I’ve decided to knit my shawl in Poems Sock colorway 958 in Evelyn Clark’s leaf pattern. I think that the variegated striping will show best with a lace pattern with solid stockinette areas. The order of the swatches is Ripple, Medallion, Leaf, and Flower.